Girl

A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.

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Famous quotes containing the word girl:

    1946: I go to graduate school at Tulane in order to get distance from a “possessive” mother. I see a lot of a red-haired girl named Maude-Ellen. My mother asks one day: “Does Maude-Ellen have warts? Every girl I’ve known named Maude-Ellen has had warts.” Right: Maude-Ellen had warts.
    Bill Bouke (20th century)

    Miss Caswell: Now there’s something a girl could make sacrifices for.
    Bill: And probably has.
    Miss Caswell: Sable.
    Max: Sable? Did she say sable or Gable?
    Miss Caswell: Either one.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)

    I want the kind of job that is interesting but doesn’t take very much time.
    Anonymous 14-year-old, U.S. niece of author Jane O’Reilly. As quoted in The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7, by Jane O’Reilly (1980)